AACN ESSENTIALS OF CRITICAL CARE NURSING This title has been archived.

Author: Marianne Chulay, RN, DNSc, FAAN, Suzanne Burns, RN, MSN, RRT, ACNP, CCRN, FAAN, FCCM
Affiliation:
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Publication Date: 2006
ISBN 10: 0071447717
ISBN 13: 9780071447713
Edition: 1st

Description:

With an emphasis on evidence-based practice Follows the plan of AACN's ECCO program providing online training for new staff in critical care and incorporates AACN Protocols for Practice. Includes the needs of those nurses working in "progressive care".

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • NOTICE
  • DEDICATION
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Reviewers
  • Preface

I The Essentials

    Assessment of Critically Ill Patients and Families

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK
    • PREARRIVAL ASSESSMENT: BEFORE THE ACTION BEGINS
    • ADMISSION QUICK CHECK ASSESSMENT: THE FIRST FEW MINUTES
    • COMPREHENSIVE ADMISSION ASSESSMENT
    • ONGOING ASSESSMENT
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Planning Care for Critically Ill Patients and Families

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • MULTIDISCIPLINARY PLAN OF CARE AND CRITICAL PATHWAYS
    • PREVENTION OF COMMON COMPLICATIONS
    • PATIENT AND FAMILY EDUCATION
    • FAMILY-FOCUSED CARE
    • TRANSPORTING THE CRITICALLY ILL PATIENT
    • TRANSITIONING TO THE NEXT STAGE OF CARE
    • SUPPORTING PATIENTS AND FAMILIES DURING THE DYING PROCESS
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Interpretation and Management of Basic Cardiac Rhythms

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • BASIC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY
    • ECG WAVEFORMS, COMPLEXES, AND INTERVALS
    • CARDIAC MONITORING
    • DETERMINATION OF THE HEART RATE
    • DETERMINATION OF CARDIAC RHYTHM
    • COMMON ARRHYTHMIAS
    • RHYTHMS ORIGINATING IN THE SINUS NODE ( Figure 3–8 )
    • ARRHYTHMIAS ORIGINATING IN THE ATRIA ( Figure 3–14 )
    • ARRHYTHMIAS ORIGINATING IN THE ATRIOVENTRICULAR JUNCTION ( Figure 3–23 )
    • ARRHYTHMIAS ORIGINATING IN THE VENTRICLES ( Figure 3–26 )
    • ATRIOVENTRICULAR BLOCKS
    • TEMPORARY PACING
    • DEFIBRILLATION AND CARDIOVERSION
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    HEMODYNAMIC MONITORING

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • HEMODYNAMIC PARAMETERS
    • BASIC COMPONENTS OF HEMODYNAMIC MONITORING SYSTEMS
    • OBTAINING ACCURATE HEMODYNAMIC VALUES
    • INSERTION AND REMOVAL OF CATHETERS
    • OBTAINING AND INTERPRETING HEMODYNAMIC WAVEFORMS
    • CONTINUOUS MIXED VENOUS OXYGEN MONITORING (SvO 2 )
    • RIGHT VENTRICULAR EJECTION FRACTION CATHETERS
    • MINIMALLY INVASIVE HEMODYNAMIC MONITORING
    • APPLICATION OF HEMODYNAMIC PARAMETERS
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Airway and Ventilatory Management

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • RESPIRATORY ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES, DIAGNOSTIC TESTS, AND MONITORING SYSTEMS
    • AIRWAY MANAGEMENT
    • OXYGEN THERAPY
    • BASIC VENTILATORY MANAGEMENT
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Pain, Sedation, and Neuromuscular Blockade Management

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • PHYSIOLOGIC MECHANISMS OF PAIN
    • RESPONSES TO PAIN
    • PAIN ASSESSMENT
    • A MULTILEVEL APPROACH TO PAIN MANAGEMENT
    • NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS
    • OPIOIDS
    • EPIDURAL ANALGESIA
    • CUTANEOUS STIMULATION
    • DISTRACTION
    • IMAGERY
    • RELAXATION AND SEDATION TECHNIQUES
    • SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE ELDERLY
    • SEDATION
    • NEUROMUSCULAR BLOCKADE
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Pharmacology

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION METHODS
    • CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM PHARMACOLOGY
    • CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM PHARMACOLOGY
    • ANTI-INFECTIVE PHARMACOLOGY
    • PULMONARY PHARMACOLOGY
    • GASTROINTESTINAL PHARMACOLOGY
    • RENAL PHARMACOLOGY
    • HEMATOLOGIC PHARMACOLOGY
    • IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE AGENTS
    • SPECIAL DOSING CONSIDERATIONS
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Ethical and Legal Considerations

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • THE FOUNDATION FOR ETHICAL DECISION MAKING
    • THE PROCESS OF ETHICAL ANALYSIS
    • CONTEMPORARY ETHICAL ISSUES
    • BUILDING AN ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

II Pathologic Conditions

    Cardiovascular System

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • SPECIAL ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES, DIAGNOSTIC TESTS, AND MONITORING SYSTEMS
    • PATHOLOGIC CONDITIONS
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Respiratory System

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • SPECIAL ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES, DIAGNOSTIC TESTS, AND MONITORING SYSTEMS
    • PATHOLOGIC CONDITIONS
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Multisystem Problems

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • PATHOLOGIC CONDITIONS
    • OVERDOSES
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    NEUROLOGIC SYSTEM

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • SPECIAL ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES, DIAGNOSTIC TESTS, AND MONITORING SYSTEMS
    • DIAGNOSTIC TESTING
    • INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE: CONCEPTS AND MONITORING
    • ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE
    • HEMORRHAGIC STROKE
    • SEIZURES
    • INFECTIONS OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
    • NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Hematology and Immunology Systems

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • SPECIAL ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES, DIAGNOSTIC TESTS, AND MONITORING SYSTEMS
    • PATHOLOGIC CONDITIONS
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Gastrointestinal System

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • PATHOLOGIC CONDITIONS
    • NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT FOR CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Renal System

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • SPECIAL ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES, DIAGNOSTIC TESTS, AND MONITORING SYSTEMS
    • PATHOLOGIC CONDITIONS
    • RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Endocrine System

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • SPECIAL ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES, DIAGNOSTIC TESTS, AND MONITORING SYSTEMS
    • PATHOLOGIC CONDITIONS
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Trauma

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • SPECIALIZED ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES, DIAGNOSTIC TESTS, AND MONITORING SYSTEMS
    • COMMON INJURIES IN THE CRITICALLY ILL TRAUMA PATIENT
    • COMPLICATIONS OF TRAUMATIC INJURY IN SEVERE MULTISYSTEM TRAUMA
    • PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF TRAUMA
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

III Advanced Concepts in Caring for the Critically Ill Patient

    Advanced ECG Concepts

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • THE 12-LEAD ELECTROCARDIOGRAM
    • ADVANCED ARRHYTHMIA INTERPRETATION
    • ST-SEGMENT MONITORING
    • CARDIAC PACEMAKERS
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • PATHOLOGIC CONDITIONS
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    ADVANCED RESPIRATORY CONCEPTS

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • ADVANCED MODES OF MECHANICAL VENTILATION
    • WEANING PATIENTS FROM LONG-TERM MECHANICAL VENTILATION
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    ADVANCED NEUROLOGIC CONCEPTS

    • Knowledge Competencies
    • SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE
    • TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
    • TRAUMATIC SPINAL CORD INJURY
    • BRAIN TUMORS
    • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

IV Key Reference Information

    Normal Values Table

      Pharmacology Tables

        Advanced Cardiac Life Support Algorithms

          Guidelines for the Transfer of Critically Ill Patients

          • TRANSFERS WITHIN THE HOSPITAL
          • TRANSFERS BETWEEN HOSPITALS

          Hemodynamic Troubleshooting Guide

            Ventilatory Troubleshooting Guide

              Cardiac Rhythms, ECG Characteristics, and Treatment Guide